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Sale authorization system

Systems and methods for a sale authorization include detecting vehicle information. A secondary authorization parameter is received and the sale is authorized in response to the secondary authorization parameter being associated with the vehicle information.. ... Ncr Corporation

Systems and methods for monitoring and transferring financial capital

The present invention provides a financial transfer transaction system and method that utilizes a financial transfer transaction network and financial transfer module to monitor, coordinate, validate and implement financial transfer transactions as requested by merchants. The financial transfer transaction network will be administered by a provider, and will be able to automatically select a payment processor that is best suited to deal with a particular financial transfer transaction using specific payment methods, or a mix of different payment methods. ... Ncr Corporation

Manually operated lens cribber

A manually operated lens cribber has a cutting compartment on a base. The cutting compartment has a door that is moveable between a closed position and an open position. ... Ncr Corporation

Trusted device control messages

Two endpoint devices communicate with one another in a secure session using a secure protocol. Trusted control messages are passed upstream from one of the endpoint devices through one or more additional secure sessions to a centralized managing server. ... Ncr Corporation

Action inducement processing

Tracking real-word and virtual actions taken by a user. A personalized set of actions are derived from the tracked actions (of the user or multiple other users similar to the user) for inducing the user to take loyalty program-based actions for a loyalty system within the personalized set of actions. ... Ncr Corporation

Ejecting windowed and non-windowed media

An infeed module of a valuable media depository is configured to track media edge detection during ejection processing. When sensors of the infeed module report conditions that would otherwise indicate that media has exited or been retracted back into the infeed module during ejection processing, reporting of the conditions are delayed or modified based on a tracked edge detection status. ... Ncr Corporation

Secure remote support authorization

A request for access to a user's account is made to an authenticator. The authenticator sends a request for access to the user associated with the user's account. ... Ncr Corporation

Trusted network entity secure connectivity

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, software, processes, and devices for trusted network entity secure connectivity. Some system and method embodiments include a network of trusted network entities, such as devices and processes, which unlock themselves and their services only when additional security checks are applied for any of the available radio devices and processes on the network in the vicinity. ... Ncr Corporation

User-controlled transaction authorization

A pre-defined condition for a pending transaction is satisfied. In response, a real-time request for authorizing the pending transaction is sent to an interested party of the pending transaction. ... Ncr Corporation

Remote weigh station with delayed fraud intervention

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, software, and devices, such as remote weigh stations and ancillary devices thereof enabled to detect fraud possibilities during a product weighing at facilities, such as retail outlets. Some such embodiments include image processing to identify possible fraud.. ... Ncr Corporation

Document image capture and processing

Video frames of a document are captured. The edges of the document are identified from the frames as they appear within a field of view of a camera and a document rectangle for the document is tracked within the field of view. ... Ncr Corporation

Self-service terminal (sst) network real-time cloud management

Cloud-based methods and systems are presented for aggregating custom groupings of self-service terminals (ssts) and managing the ssts through a network. Real-time information for the ssts are gathered and interfaces are used to direct selective usage of particular ssts within a grouping. ... Ncr Corporation

Virtual reality maintenance and repair

A virtual reality (vr) system and method are provided that facilitates diagnosing and solving problems associated with a terminal. A vr session is established and a va room rendered for participants. ... Ncr Corporation

Integration processing of real-time information

A variety of real-time information is collected in real time from a plurality of sources/systems. A current real-time context for activity of a consumer is noted. ... Ncr Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204267

Network-based inventory replenishment

A network-based inventory replenishment application maintains and analyzes item transactions on a per-consumer basis. Specific item purchases are calculated as being in need of replenishment by a specific consumer on specific future dates or a specific range of future dates. ... Ncr Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204239

Channel and entity independent reward processing

A virtual wallet of a consumer is established for receiving and transferring units of rewards over a plurality of disparate communication channels and a plurality of disparate entities. Units of rewards are processed to credit the virtual wallet from an issuing entity to the consumer and the units of rewards are processed to debit the virtual wallet of the consumer and credit a redeeming entity. ... Ncr Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204196

Virtual reality transaction integration

A virtual reality (vr) system and method are provided that integrates transaction processing. A vr session customer transaction information is obtained and a transaction is concluded with the transaction information during the ur session.. ... Ncr Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180198790

Security audit tracking on access

A login event is detected that is directed to a protected application. A geographical position of a device from which the login event originated is recorded in response to the login event. ... Ncr Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180189787

Techniques for secure mobile payment

Techniques for secure mobile payment are provided. A credit or gift card is registered for additional security, such that a secure identifier or personal identification number (pin) is required for use of the credit or gift card. ... Ncr Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174144

Techniques for secure mobile payment

Techniques for secure mobile payment are provided. A credit or gift card is registered for additional security, such that a secure identifier or personal identification number (pin) is required for use of the credit or gift card. ... Ncr Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180165721

Real-time service status

An application programming interface (api) exposes real-time service status information from a service backend system to a mobile application of a mobile device. Interactive, dynamic, and real-time service status information is rendered to the mobile device for managing and/or rating services rendered to a customer who operates the mobile device.. ... Ncr Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152641

Automated image metadata processing

Software executing on a mobile device collects custom metadata for an image taken by a camera of a mobile device. The image with the custom metadata is sent from the software to an external network service. ... Ncr Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152629

Document reorientation processing

Video frames of a document are captured. A current orientation mode of a device having a camera is determined based on the video frames. ... Ncr Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152522

Omni-channel virtual reality (vr) collaboration

A consumer engages in a session over a first communication channel that is not a virtual reality (vr) communication channel. The consumer dynamically switches from the first communication channel to a vr communication channel while maintaining the context of a first session over the first communication channel in a new vr session over the vr communication channel. ... Ncr Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150920

Silent announcement systems and methods

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for silent announcements. One embodiment is in the form of a method that includes receiving an update on a mobile device of a mobile document data item for a mobile document present on the mobile device and generating a notification via the mobile device.. ... Ncr Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150839

Identity verification systems and methods

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for identity verification. Some such embodiments identify a user based on analysis of their handwriting. ... Ncr Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150814

System and method for interacting with a self-service terminal

Systems and methods for processing custom structured tags at a self-service terminal are disclosed. Custom structured tags received by a self-service terminal can include information to identify one or more devices attached to the terminal and identify one or more types of data to be obtained from a user by use of the attached devices. ... Ncr Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150813

Techniques to custom define transaction sessions

Techniques to custom define transaction sessions are provided. A plugin-based architecture is provided having tasks as units of atomic work that are bound to orchestrators. ... Ncr Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150497

Data migration

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for data migration, such as when migrating a database from one form to a next and as may be performed at a time of software system version migration. One example embodiment, in the form of a method, includes loading a database migration script that includes a prior class from a software system prior to an upgrade of the software system and a new class from the software system after the upgrade to the software system. ... Ncr Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137120

Signal-to-noise ratio image validation

An image is compared to a validation image to obtain a signal-to-noise ratio. The signal-to-noise ratio is used to determine validity of the image. ... Ncr Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124266

Image sensor-based media tracking

A contact image sensor (cis) module in combination with a field-programmer gate array (fpga) of an image device cooperate to identify, track, and record media document images for media documents being tracked within a valuable media depository/dispenser.. . ... Ncr Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121751

Image processing for scale zero validation

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, devices, software, and methods that leverage images captured by imaging devices of product barcode scanners, which may include scanner-scale devices, and other imaging devices deployed at a point of sale (pos) terminal. One such embodiment, in the form of a method, includes identifying a scale-zero error condition and determining, based on a view of a scale surface provided by at least one imaging device, whether an item is present on the scale surface. ... Ncr Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121718

Document detection

Video frames of a document are captured. A still image of the document is optimally automatically taken after the video frames have been recorded. ... Ncr Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121696

Variable depth of field scanning devices and methods

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, devices, barcode scanners, and software for variable depth of field scanning devices and methods. One such embodiment includes determining a distance from a known point to an item presented for scanning by a barcode scanner. ... Ncr Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121695

Variable depth of field scanning and lighting devices and methods

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, devices, barcode scanners, and software for variable depth of field scanning and lighting devices and methods. One such embodiment includes adjusting variable lenses on each of a plurality of barcode scanner scan-field lighting elements to a first depth of field and capturing a number of first images with a camera of a barcode scanner at the first depth of field. ... Ncr Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121642

Voice authentication via secondary device

A user initiates a voice request to perform an operation with an external service and provides a voice credential for the operation. A determination is made as to whether the user has used a separate device from that which is associated with the voice request to log into the external service within a preceding amount of time before the voice request and/or within a succeeding amount of time following the voice request. ... Ncr Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180118490

Media infeed metal detection

Baseline values for metal detection readings associated with an item inserted into an infeed mouth of a depository are obtained before the item is pinched on a pathway of the depository. The baseline values are adjusted by additional readings obtained when the item is pinched on the pathway for transport. ... Ncr Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096285

Shift management over social networks

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for shift management over social networks. Some such embodiments include a bot that listens to one or more social network communication channels for textual postings that indicate an intent to request a shift trade or substitute and an intent to accept the trade or to be the substitute. ... Ncr Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089769

Bi-directional real-time tab control

A user-operated device is assigned a unique tab number. The unique tab number is associated with an open order of a user. ... Ncr Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089710

Electronic consumer-tracking coupons

Embodiments of a system and method for associating a user with a physical transaction, are generally described herein. A method may include accessing a webpage based on a machine-readable indication printed on a receipt received as a result of a transaction, the webpage including a coupon, associating the coupon and the transaction with a user identification included in a browser attribute of the webpage, receiving, on the webpage, a user selection of a destination for the coupon, and sending the coupon to the destination.. ... Ncr Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089675

Mobile device authentication

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, software, and data structures for mobile device authorization of checks written on a checking account by an authorized individual. One embodiment, in the form of a method, includes receiving input with regard to a check within an authorized account session for the account on which the check is drawn. ... Ncr Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089654

Point-of-sale (pos) bot

An automated bot is customized for a point-of-sale (pos) terminal and processed on the pos terminal. The bat has access to and can control peripheral devices of the pos terminal. ... Ncr Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089643

Secure payment processing within messaging systems

A user is initially registered during a session with a messaging platform through an out-of-band registration communication. When a user attempts to make a payment within the session or within subsequent sessions with the messaging platform or subsequent sessions with different messaging platforms, the user is presented token names representing registered forms of payment within the user's session. ... Ncr Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089407

Voice authentication within messaging systems

A user is initially trained for voice authentication within a messaging platform session. After training and during the same session or a different session with the messaging platform session or with a different messaging platform, and when the user requests during such session a sensitive operation be performed on behalf of the user with an external service, a randomly generated voice challenge is delivered to the user during that session. ... Ncr Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089403

Multifactor authentication from messaging systems

A user is assigned an initial risk score during a session with a messaging platform. During the session, the user attempts an operation with an external service. ... Ncr Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082093

Scanner with hosted server interface

A scanner is integrated into a point-of-sale (pos) terminal; the scanner provides scanning information during pos transactions over a pos connection and provides a server interface for connecting and communicating with an external and remote connected device independent of the pos connection.. . ... Ncr Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180072524

Ejecting damaged/deformed media

A deskew module of a valuable media depository is selectively controlled ejection processing. Upon detection of a jammed item of media within the deskew module, angled drives are activated to lift a jammed corner of the item off a track base of the deskew module and free the item's jammed corner. ... Ncr Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063394

Scanner with independent integrated network video capabilities

A scanner is integrated into a point-of-sale (pos) terminal; the scanner provides scanning information during pos transactions over a pos connection and provides video capabilities over a separate and independent network connection.. . ... Ncr Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063071

Cross-messaging identity mapping

A user identifier to a user is received over a messaging platform. The user identifier is mapped to a user identity that includes an identity mapping to a plurality of other user identifiers for the user that are used over other messaging platforms by the user.. ... Ncr Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063070

Messaging integration

An dialogue for a chat session spans multiple messaging platforms. Bats participate in each messaging platform for maintaining an aggregated and integrated view of the session across the multiple messaging platforms.. ... Ncr Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060928

Pre-verification processing

Unique data is obtained from a consumer; the identity data is verified for the consumer based on the unique data. A verification message is provided for at least a portion of a transaction during a transaction after he identity data is verified.. ... Ncr Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060897

Rule-based data processing engine

Various embodiments herein relate to data processing, in particular with regard to a rule-based data processing engine. Such a rule-based data processing engine is employed in various embodiments to apply rules to customer data to generate offers of systems and programs, such as credit card and customer loyalty offerings, that achieve desired goals of an offering entity. ... Ncr Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060896

Collateralized rewards

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, software, and modules for collateralization of reward or loyalty program liability. Some such embodiments provide mechanisms for identifying program liability that has a low likelihood of being redeemed, such as liability associated with participant accounts that have had no activity, and are therefore considered stale accounts, for a certain period, such as two or more years. ... Ncr Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060845

Omni-channel collaboration infrastructure

Omni-channel experiences provide convenience to consumers by allowing the consumer to start and complete a transaction on a channel that is most convenient to them. This can entail a transaction being shared across two or more channels, or between a consumer and a staff member. ... Ncr Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060565

Secure process impersonation

An operating system (os) command launcher or loader is newly obfuscated each time a command is successfully processed by the os command launcher. Moreover, a binary for the os command launcher is validated each time a command is attempted to be processed for execution by the os command launcher.. ... Ncr Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047090

Real-time order notification processing

Real-time order information is published to a server as an order is being placed for a customer and while the order is being fulfilled. The server dynamically pushes in real time the change in state of the order as the order is being fulfilled to a mobile device being operated by the customer.. ... Ncr Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033036

Single and multi-tenant rule driven crediting systems and methods

The various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for single and multi-tenant rule driven crediting systems and methods, such as may be utilized for implementing reward programs that reward customer loyalty. One such embodiment in the form of a method includes receiving input defining a rule to be applied against transaction data, the rule identifying at least one applicable transaction type and a value to be credited to an account associated with an account involved in the transaction. ... Ncr Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033002

Multi-use token within a mobile document

Some embodiments herein include at least one of systems and methods for multi-use tokens within a mobile document. One such embodiment includes generating a mobile document having a token that uniquely identifies a user account and transmitting the mobile document to a requestor for conducting at least two transactions with at least one entity through the token. ... Ncr Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032990

Item location detection on scales

The various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods and software for item location detection on scales, such as on scanner/scales that may be deployed at checkout terminals. One such embodiment is in the form of a method that includes processing data with regard to an item present on a scale of a checkout terminal to locate the item on the scale. ... Ncr Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032987

Customer interaction manager on a restaurant computer

An approach is provided for indirectly connecting a customer's mobile smart defies to a point of sale computer located at a business when the customer is making a purchase at the business. The customer's mobile smart device and the pos computer communicate over the internet with a customer interaction manager executing on an internet server. ... Ncr Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032983

Presence aware terminals

The various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for presence aware terminals. Some such embodiments enable a user carrying a mobile device, such as a smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, or a handheld computing device having a radio device (e.g., bluetooth® or near-field communication (nfc)) to be automatically recognized at a terminal. ... Ncr Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032918

Automated booking systems and methods

Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, and software for automated booking systems and methods. One method embodiment includes identifying a need for an individual to travel to a destination location of a scheduled event based on at least one calendar entry stored in data of a calendaring system and identifying an origin location and origin and destination airports located in proximity to the origin and destination locations, respectively. ... Ncr Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032775

Barcode scanner illumination

Disclosed is a barcode scanner. The barcode scanner can include a scanning tower and a first reflector. ... Ncr Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032199

Touchscreen defroster

Disclosed is a touchscreen. The touchscreen can include a base material, a first coating, and a controller. ... Ncr Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032112

Computer with cable access door

A computer with cable access door which securely conceals connected cables. In one example embodiment, the computer includes a housing including a cable access door having an open position and a closed position and a connector within the housing for connecting to a cable originating from outside the housing. ... Ncr Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029814

Double feed recovery and processing

A media separator module of a valuable media depository is selectively controlled to progressively and selectively activate drives for double feed media recovery processing when two items of media are detected within the media separator module.. . ... Ncr Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029813

Adaptive pressure media feeding

A tiltenator of a media separator module (integrated within a valuable media depository) adaptively controls pressure maintained against a bunch of media as individual items from the bunch are fed through the media separator module.. . ... Ncr Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025461

Dynamic interactive navigation

A consumer-operated device dynamically and interactively communicates with a digital sign of a venue. Navigation/route data to specific points of interest within the venue, as identified by the consumer, are provided on the consumer-operated device for dynamically routing the consumer-operated device to the points of interest within the venue.. ... Ncr Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025337

Standardizing point of sale services and leveraging instances of the plu data

An adaptable and extensible interface is described for connecting one or more point of sale (pos) applications to one or more at a wide variety of retail application is described. The interface may be embodied as a programmable state machine employing xml files to customize its operation reusable retail applications may be utilized as part of the interface approach.. ... Ncr Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180005464

Visual voucher communication systems and methods

Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, and software for visual voucher communication systems and methods. One such embodiment includes receiving an entry request with an account identifier from a requestor and retrieving data of a voucher from a voucher database based on the account identifier and a current voucher requirement. ... Ncr Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180004998

Scan data source identification

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, software, and firmware for scan data source identification. One such embodiment, in the form of a method, includes receiving a dataset including scan data from a particular scanning device and adding data to the received dataset identifying at least one of the particular scanning device and a type of the particular scanning device. ... Ncr Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002131

Folded media detection and processing

A media separator module of a valuable media depository is selectively controlled to detect folded media and selectively eject the media or preform double feed recovery processing based on a fold type detected for the media.. . ... Ncr Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002125

Ejecting damaged/deformed media

A deskew module of a valuable media depository is selectively controlled ejection processing. Upon detection of a jammed item of media within the deskew module, angled drives are activated to lift a jammed corner of the item off a track base of the deskew module and free the item's jammed corner. ... Ncr Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364975

Techniques for collaborative shopping

Techniques for collaborative shopping are presented. During a shopping transaction, a customer collaborates in real time with one or more additional participants. ... Ncr Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364974

Techniques for collaborative shopping

Techniques for collaborative shopping are presented. During a shopping transaction, a customer collaborates in real time with one or more additional participants. ... Ncr Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170345043

Contactless identification and locating

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, devices, software, and methods for contactless identification and locating, such as with regard to restaurant customers having loyalty accounts and their locations within a restaurant. One such embodiment is in the form of a method that includes receiving, on a mobile device executing an app involved in processing a transaction, location input identifying a specific spot at a retail facility location where the transaction is occurring. ... Ncr Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170345031

Location context aware computing

A current location of a consumer is combined with a context aware mapping of the consumer to a current context that the consumer is in at the current location. A real-time suggestion is provided to the consumer based on a likely suggestion that the consumer is predicted to respond to at that location and within that context. ... Ncr Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170344995

Remote transaction connection

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, devices, and software for remote transaction connection, such as connecting a transaction entered at a point-of-sale (pos) terminal to a payment session on a mobile device to enable payment for the transaction conducted on the pos terminal via the mobile device. One such embodiment includes presenting a scanable code via an output device, the scanable code associated in a transaction processing system with an open transaction for which additional input is requested by the presenting of the scanable code. ... Ncr Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170344975

Currency acquisition devices, systems, and methods

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, devices, and software for currency acquisition. One such embodiment, in the form of a method, includes receiving, via a short-range radio transceiver device from a mobile device, payment authorization data associated with a bankcard and a currency request. ... Ncr Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337565

Techniques for channel-independent offer management

Techniques for channel-independent offer management are provided. An offer management server can be deployed in a variety of architectural arrangements within an enterprise. ... Ncr Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337564

Techniques for channel-independent offer management

Techniques for channel-independent offer management are provided. An offer management server can be deployed in a variety of architectural arrangements within an enterprise. ... Ncr Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323401

Techniques for restaurant transaction processing

Techniques for restaurant transaction processing are provided. A handheld device of a waiter is used to automatically associate a check with a table at a restaurant and to recall and modify that check. ... Ncr Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309137

Direct provisioning of electronic transaction data

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and devices for direct provisioning of electronic transaction data. For example, some embodiments include electronically transmitting a bill or receipt for goods or services of a purchase transaction via a wireless connection between a point-of-sale (pos) device and a customer device. ... Ncr Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309109

Image correction

An image captured for a currency note is preprocessed to correct pixel intensity values to expected pixel intensity values. The corrected image is passed to a currency validator for determining whether the currency not is genuine or non-genuine.. ... Ncr Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308970

Systems and methods for facilitating closing of a check

Various methods are described for facilitating closing and payment of a check. One example method may comprise performing an action with a mobile device proximate a physical location associated with the check. ... Ncr Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308883

Token-based security processing

A user is authenticated for a session with a server, the server generates a unique session token valid during an active session with the server. Valid outstanding transactions for the active session are presented to the user. ... Ncr Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308876

Bunch document recycler

A method of processing a mixed bunch of banknotes and checks in a recycling self-service terminal is described. The method comprises: receiving a bunch of documents; recognizing each document from the received bunch; for each banknote recognized from the received bunch, validating the authenticity of that banknote; for each check recognized from the received bunch, extracting financial information from that check; and notifying a customer of the total value of the deposited bunch. ... Ncr Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170305698

Deskewing media

A deskew module of a valuable media depository is selectively controlled to operate in two deskew modes of operation. One deskew mode of operation selectively activates a single angle drive idler in a first cell while simultaneously activating a single straight drive idler in second cell, which forces the media to self-align against an edge of the deskew module for exiting the deskew module deskewed.. ... Ncr Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289182

Security system monitoring techniques

Security rules of a security system include original security scores as conditions for raising alerts. The original security scores are dependent on the underlying scoring mechanism of the security system. ... Ncr Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170286956

Cross-channel security authentication

Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, and software for cross-channel security authentication, such as with regard to providing of payment card (e.g., credit and debit card) data for payment within a transaction. One such embodiment, in the form of a method includes receiving, by a payment account app on a mobile device, a payment authorization request and subsequently receiving approval or denial input within the payment account app following receipt of valid payment account authentication input. ... Ncr Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170286935

Real-time service processing

A kiosk provides a consumer-facing interface for interacting with a consumer to take an order at an enterprise location. A device identifier for a consumer-operated device and order details for the order are received through the consumer-facing interface and communicated to a remote order integration manager executing on a server external from the kiosk. ... Ncr Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170278082

Value transfer between disparate systems

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for value transfer between disparate systems. One such embodiment includes receiving a transfer request to transfer a value from a first account provider to an account maintained with a second account provider and including data identifying an individual or entity that initiated the transfer request. ... Ncr Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251183

Identification and imaging of terminal-proximate event occurences

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for identification and imaging of terminal-proximate event occurrences. One such embodiment is in the form of a method that includes detecting an event occurrence and selecting at least one digital image captured with regard to a location of the detected event. ... Ncr Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170250968

Non-repeatable challenge-response authentication

User data is aggregated across a plurality of electronic communication channels and domains. An online system initially authenticates a user for access to the online system over a network. ... Ncr Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249568

Modeling, simulation, and predictive analysis

A retail environment is modeled and simulated based on aggregated operational data. Real-time aggregated data for operations of the retail environment is detected and predictive adjustments to the retail environment are provided for making one or more changes to the retail environment based on the modeled and simulated environment.. ... Ncr Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223856

Mounting plinth for self-service terminal (sst)

A self-service terminal (sst) plinth is provided. The sst plinth includes one or more fastening mechanisms, a power supply, and one or more communication ports. ... Ncr Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170220822

Learning a new peripheral using a security provisioning manifest

A secure provisioning manifest used to authenticate and securely communicate with peripherals attached to a computer is provided with techniques to learn about a new peripheral not authorized to be attached to the computer and possibly gain authorization for the peripheral. A secure i/o module, that is separate from an operating system and transaction software executed by a processor of the computer, uses the secure provisioning manifest to authenticate and establish a secure encrypted session for communicating with each peripheral authorized to be attached to the computer. ... Ncr Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170220507

Coupled device deployment location classification

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of devices, methods, and software for coupled device deployment location classification in an automated manner. One embodiment, in the form of a method, includes searching a device tree of a computing device to identify any devices of interest. ... Ncr Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170206517

Pick list optimization method

A method of optimizing a pick list using image data from a barcode scanner. An example method includes comparing a reference background image captured by a scanner to an image of a produce item to be purchased, calculating attributes from the image, comparing the calculated attributes to reference produce attributes in a produce database, selecting reference produce attributes associated with reference produce items that are closest to the calculated attributes as the top candidates in the pick list.. ... Ncr Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170186003

Secondary authentication of network transactions

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for secondary authentication of network transactions. Some such embodiments, for example, provide a secondary authentication channel to authenticate and authorize payment tendering with a bankcard, payment account, and the like. ... Ncr Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170178105

Basic input/output system (bios) credential management

A basic input/output system (bios) agent on a self-service terminal (sst) coordinates with a bios credential manager that determines when to communicate a bios credential for the sst and when to re-generate and re-set a new bios credential for the sst.. . ... Ncr Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170178101

Auto remote management configuration for a self-service terminal (sst) network

A self-service (ss) management terminal manages one or more self-service terminals (ssts) communicating over a network. A scan of the network reveals ssts capable of reporting real-time transaction information to the ss management terminal. ... Ncr Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170178009

Optimal selection processing

Items having conditions relevant to various combinations of those items are processed to identity each available combination-condition pair from the various combinations. Each combination-condition pair is evaluated to produce a pair value. ... Ncr Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170177908

Input peripheral device security

An input peripheral agent intercepts input commands on a host machine and enforces policy conditions and whitelist conditions before deciding whether to permit the commands to be processed by an operating system of the host or whether to ignore the commands on the host machine. In an embodiment, the policy conditions and whitelist conditions can be dynamically changed by a remote network manager without changing, stopping, and/or restarting the input peripheral agent and/or the host machine.. ... Ncr Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170177903

Web session security techniques

Web session security techniques which protect displayed sensitive information. In one example embodiment, the method includes setting, by a processor, a timer following a last user action during use of a web application; determining, by the processor, that a threshold time period since the last user action exceeds a predetermined time period; and making, by the processor, displayed sensitive information unreadable.. ... Ncr Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170177876

Self-service terminal (sst) secure boot

A basic input/output system (bios) of a device is modified to: obtain a first value from a medium interfaced to the device, produce a second value from boot data resident on the medium, compare the first value to the second value, and boot from the boot data of the medium when the first value is equal to the second value.. . ... Ncr Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170176241

Image guided scale calibration

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of devices, methods, and software for image guided scale calibration. One embodiment, in the form of a method, includes outputting an instruction to place a first weight on a scale being calibrated at a particular location and capturing at least one image of the weight when placed on the scale. ... Ncr Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170169527

Luggage information processing

Luggage is scanned when placed on a luggage conveyor belt. The scanned information reported to a luggage manager. ... Ncr Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170154398

Watermarked enabled scanning

A scanner camera having a filter for filtering out a predefined wavelength is provided. The predefined wavelength associated with product packaging watermarks that is read by the scanner camera using the filter.. ... Ncr Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170154284

Location-based ticket redemption

When a consumer carrying a device is automatically detected within a pre-defined and constrained space, ticket identifying information is automatically obtained from the device and relayed to a backend ticket redemption server. The ticket redemption server validates a ticket for the consumer from the ticket-identifying information and relays a confirmation to a ticket redemption agent's device and the consumer is checked-in for ingress onto a transportation system or into a venue destination of the consumer.. ... Ncr Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170154254

Controlled and multi-color scanner illumination

A scanner camera is presented with a controller that selectively illuminates white and/or colored light sources, during each particular color illumination of an object being imaged, the camera captures a monochrome image of that particular color illuminated object. One or more of the images are processed by the controller to obtain information about the object being imaged.. ... Ncr Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170142142

Enterprise intrusion detection and remediation

Events are securely packaged and transmitted from peripherals of terminals and from secure input/out modules (sioms) of terminals. The events are collected and mined in real time for security risk patterns and dynamic remedial actions are pushed back down to the terminals, peripherals, and sioms.. ... Ncr Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170132600

Proximity-based transaction device selection

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, software, and devices for proximity-based transaction device selection. One embodiment in the form of a method performed on a mobile device includes receiving a positioning signal and identifying a terminal associated with the positioning signal. ... Ncr Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170124814

Multidirectional media dispensing self service terminal

Embodiments of a system and method for multidirectional dispensing of media at a self-service terminal (sst) are generally described herein. A method for dispensing media at a sst may include rotationally pivoting a first arm of a media dispenser of the sst away from a second arm of the media dispenser to receive media in a first direction, and activating a first set of rollers of the first arm to dispense the media in a second direction, the second direction at an angle generally orthogonal to the first direction.. ... Ncr Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170124795

Document geometric deformation watermarking and tracking

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software that assists in identification of a source of an unauthorized disclosure of a document, such as a public disclosure of check, receipt, or other document type. One method embodiment includes receiving a request for a stored document image from a requestor and retrieving the requested stored document image. ... Ncr Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170124587

Systems and methods to increase inventory reduction

Various embodiments herein include systems, methods, and software to increase inventory reduction for many purposes. One method embodiment includes retrieving, by a point-of-sale (pos) terminal, promotion data during an open checkout transaction. ... Ncr Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170124563

Account identifier used for crediting

The problem of a retailer facing a security risk by storing a credit card number for the purposes of issuing a subsequent refund is addressed by a financial institution issuing at least one identifier associated with an account of a credit card number and useable only for crediting the account. To issue a subsequent refund, the retailer can store the identifier, rather than the credit card number. ... Ncr Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170124329

Dynamic pre-boot storage encryption key

During a pre-boot cycle of a device an algorithm is obtain from a first portion of the hard drive. The algorithm is executed to obtain a key. ... Ncr Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170123809

Diagnostics only boot mode

Systems and methods for utilizing a diagnostics only boot mode may include initializing, by a computing device comprising a processor, a boot sequence. The computing device may detect installation of a hardware module. ... Ncr Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170121139

Media deskew

Systems and methods for deskewing a media object may include receiving, at a deskew of a self-service terminal, the media object. The method may also include engaging a drive member to position the media object into a first position within the deskew. ... Ncr Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170121135

Two stage media separator

A stack of media items are urged along a transport path that includes a bend in the track of the transport path. A first phase of separating the media items from the stack includes pre-separating the media items from the stack as the media items are urged along the bend. ... Ncr Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170093843

Certifying a website

In a method for certifying a website to be malware-free and owned by an entity fulfilling a trust criterion, such as a chartered financial institution, a request can be received via a network. The request can specify a domain name and a site map of the domain name. ... Ncr Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170093657

Area based event detection and multi-factorial event characterization

Embodiments of a system and method for an area based event detection and multi-factorial event characterization are generally described herein. A method may include identifying a cell, the cell including a plurality of endpoint devices, receiving information relevant to the cell, and comparing the received information, using a metric, to historical data corresponding to the cell. ... Ncr Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170091736

Secure device

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, and software of security devices. One method embodiment includes decrypting first and second data received from first and second peripheral devices, respectively, of a self-service terminal (sst) and verifying the first and second data properly originated from the first and second peripheral devices, respectively. ... Ncr Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170091728

User interface for controlling multiple devices

Embodiments of a system and method for displaying a user interface for controlling multiple devices are generally described herein. A method may include displaying a user interface, the user interface including reserve amounts for a plurality of self-service terminals (ssts) and a teller cash recycler (tcr), and determining a device to complete a transaction from the plurality of ssts and the tcr. ... Ncr Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170090834

System and method of connecting a computer to a printer

A system and method of connecting a computer to a printer which reduces the number of hardware printing devices. An example method includes determining that a virtual printer is available for use, broadcasting over a network that the peripheral is available for use, receiving a request from the first computer through a web service to connect to the virtual printer, mapping the virtual printer to the first computer, and sending information to the first computer through the web service to facilitate connection by the first computer to the virtual printer through the second computer.. ... Ncr Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170081901

Safe

A safe may include a body. The body may include a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a top, a bottom, a rear sidewall and a door that may define an interior volume. ... Ncr Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170064401

Ordering an item from a television

Systems and methods for ordering an item from a television may include receiving, at a computing device comprising a processor, broadcast content to be displayed on a television and information associated with an item. The item may be displayed when the broadcast content is displayed on the television. ... Ncr Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170063805

Method for transferring a file via a mobile device and mobile device for performing same

A mobile device, such as a cellular phone, can transfer an encrypted file from a server to a terminal, such as an automated teller machine. The server can specify delivery to a specific terminal. ... Ncr Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170061526

Stylus

A stylus may include a body, a display, a scanner module, and a control knob. The body may have an outer surface and a first and second end. ... Ncr Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170061523

Shared transactions

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, and software for shared transactions. One method embodiment includes determining whether there are open orders with regard to a location included in first order input received via a network. ... Ncr Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170061413

Self-service terminal technical state monitoring and alerting

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for self-service terminal technical state monitoring and alerting. One such embodiment in the form of a method performed on a computer of an sst, such as an atm or pos terminal, includes comparing at least one computer platform layer system configuration setting retrieved from a computer platform layer memory device of the sst to respective expected values stored in a second memory device of the sst. ... Ncr Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170061167

Skimmer device detection

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, data structures, and software for skimmer device detection within self-service terminals, and more particular with regard to card reading devices. One such embodiment is a method that includes monitoring a card position within a card reader device based on signals received from a plurality of card position sensors of the card reader device in view of an expected card travel pattern data structure to identify card reader tampering. ... Ncr Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170061130

Computer pre-boot security verification, enforcement, and remediation

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for computer pre-boot security verification. Some embodiments are implemented during a boot sequence of a computer that controls self-service terminal (sst) operation before a main operating system (os) of the computer is loaded. ... Ncr Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170060650

Dynamic service extensibility

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, and software for dynamic service extensibility. For example, some embodiments may be implemented or directed to providing process customizations in a singular form that it utilized across all device, application, and app platforms to reduce development, integration, and maintenance expense and effort. ... Ncr Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170039820

Media replenishment management

A method of method of managing media replenishment at a media terminal, the method comprising: receiving a media event from a media terminal; retrieving a next scheduled media replenishment event for that media terminal; evaluating if the next scheduled media replenishment event is scheduled to occur within an acceptable delay period; and initiating an unscheduled replenishment event only if the next scheduled media replenishment event is scheduled to occur after the acceptable delay period.. . ... Ncr Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170039819

Media replenishment management

A method of method of managing media replenishment at a media terminal, the method comprising: receiving a media event from a media terminal; retrieving a next scheduled media replenishment event for that media terminal; evaluating if the next scheduled media replenishment event is scheduled to occur within an acceptable delay period; and initiating an unscheduled replenishment event only if the next scheduled media replenishment event is scheduled to occur after the acceptable delay period.. . ... Ncr Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170039795

Currency validation

Currency is selectively illuminated with ultraviolet (uv) light, infrared (ir) light, and/or white light in front of a camera, which may be integrated into a scanner in some embodiments. The camera takes an image of the illuminated currency and the image is presented on a screen of a display for validating the currency.. ... Ncr Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170039601

Channel integration

A unique session is obtained and an anonymous session is generated that maps to the session. The anonymous session is passed to a selected advertisement service, and the selected advertisement service provides, in response thereto, an interface, which is proxied together with an existing interface of a device (associated with the unique session) during the unique session for a consumer to interact with the proxied interface on the device.. ... Ncr Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170039562

Techniques for credit card processing

Techniques for credit card processing are provided. A credit card with a wireless interface wirelessly connects with a mobile device of a consumer that possesses the credit card. ... Ncr Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170039561

Techniques for credit card processing

Techniques for credit card processing are provided. A credit card with a wireless interface wirelessly connects with a mobile device of a consumer that possesses the credit card. ... Ncr Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170032605

Identifying desynchronization between representations of data obtained from an ordered plurality of documents

In a method for identifying desynchronization between representations of data obtained from an ordered plurality of documents, a processor can receive ordered first and second pluralities of data strings obtained from the respective plurality of documents; compare each data string in the first plurality to the corresponding data string in the second plurality and to each data string sequentially before or sequentially after the corresponding data string in the second plurality; based on the comparison, designate each data string in the first plurality as being one of synchronized, leading, or trailing; identify a continuous sequence of n data strings in the first plurality that all have a designation of leading or all have a designation of trailing, where n equals or exceeds a specified sequence threshold; and generate a single error signal that identifies all n of the data strings in the continuous sequence as being desynchronized.. . ... Ncr Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170032460

Extracting behaviors and suggesting behaviors to achieve a desired credit score

System and methods for extracting behaviors and suggesting behaviors to achieve a desired credit score may include receiving, via a network, account data including information regarding currency outlays made by a first sample population; generating, by a computing device, a plurality of behavior patterns based on currency outlay patterns extracted from the account data; receiving, by the computing device, credit score data for the first sample population; formulating, by the computing device, a model for predicting a credit score change; and storing the model on a data storage device. The model may include variables corresponding to each of the plurality of behavior patterns and a likely credit score affect.. ... Ncr Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170032442

Artificial intelligence augmented facility interaction system

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, software, and devices for artificial intelligence augmented facility interaction. One such embodiment, in the form of a method includes identifying a location of a mobile device associated with a customer account within a facility. ... Ncr Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170032347

Scanner image routing (sir)

A scanner recognizes types of images and components of those image types. Custom routing rules are applied against the types and components and the scanner utilizes multiple network connections to route the images and components to destinations within a point-of-sale (pos) terminal and external to the pos terminal over a wide-area network (wan) and/or a local-area network (lan).. ... Ncr Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170032338

Payment methods and systems

Systems and methods for making a payment may include receiving, at a computing device comprising a processor, payment information regarding the payment. Once the payment information is received, the computing device may select a form of payment from a plurality of forms of payment based upon the payment information by comparison of a benefit received using each of the forms of payment. ... Ncr Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170032304

Point-of-sale (pos) terminal assistance

An imaging device captures movements and/or non-movements of an operator of a point-of-sale (pos) terminal during an ongoing transaction at the pos terminal. Events from the pos terminal are combined with the captured movements and/or non-movements to determine or predict what steps the operator should next do in furtherance of the ongoing transaction. ... Ncr Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170030485

Cable guide

A cable guide may include a flexible member. The flexible member may have a first endpoint and a second endpoint. ... Ncr Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170011243

Scanner including a switchable mirror and method for using same

A scanner for scanning an item positioned in a scan volume can include: an electronically switchable mirror configured to switch between a reflective state and a transmissive state, a plurality of mirrors, and a camera having a sensor. In a method for scanning the item, the scanner can repeatedly: switch the switchable mirror from the reflective state to the transmissive state, image a first field of view of the item onto the sensor with light that reflects from at least one mirror and transmits through the switchable mirror, switch the switchable mirror from the transmissive state to the reflective state, and image a second field of view of the item onto the sensor with light that reflects from at least one mirror and reflects from the switchable mirror. ... Ncr Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170011242

Multiple view single camera imaging scanner

An imaging system includes a camera having a field of view, a set of axially spaced moveable mirrors supported on a rotor to rotate the mirrors within the field of view of the camera, and a set of stationary mirrors supported to redirect the fields of view from the set of moveable mirrors to provide multiple fields of view at different angles.. . ... Ncr Corporation








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